Just In Time For Your Women’s History Month Homework Assignment

Use the Person Search feature in the Biography in Context online resource to compile a list of notable people by occupation (Yes, “feminist” is listed as an occupation).  You can limit your list by nationality, ethnicity, gender, date of birth or date of death. My search (occupation - feminist and nationality - american) produced over 100 names, including Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger, Gloria Steinem, Faye Wattleton, Lucretia Mott, Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti and Third Wave Foundation founder Amy Richards. Now that you have compiled your list, click on any name to reveal a treasure trove of news, magazine and reference articles.  Many of the resource pages include images. Some list names of archives or links to related websites. All of the reference articles include bibliographies for further study.

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